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society

Pensioners rally in support of public pension system

Over 2,000 people turned out in Barcelona yesterday for a rally called by the so-called ’Marea Pensionista’ (Pensioners’ Tide), in defence of the public pension system. The march, which included...

More Montserrat sexual abuse allegations emerge

The number of allegations of sexual abuse continue to grow. Five men and a woman have so far alleged they were victims of abuse as children by a Montserrat monk, Andreu Soler, who died in 2008. The victims...

Restored to its former glory

A 17th century ornamental ceramic floor in the Palau de la Generalitat, the only one of its kind in the country, is brought back to life after two years of work

ANC occupies EU Commission HQ

A score of activists lock themselves in the European headquarters with a banner calling for self-determination

culture

Minoria Absoluta and Som to set up new publisher

Minoria Absoluta and Som have struck a deal to set up a new publisher devoted to history. The new brand will publish the magazines, El Món d’Ahir, Sàpiens and Petit Sàpiens and will promote other...

Barça look to keep winning run intact against Valencia

Barcelona welcome Valencia to the Camp Nou stadium this evening looking to make it nine wins in a row in La Liga. Yet, Valencia are on their own good run at the moment, having won four out of their five...

politics

Supreme Court sets date for independence trial

Spain’s Supreme Court finally announced that the date for the start of the trial against 12 independence leaders will be February 12. The court also approved over 500 witnesses called by the prosecution...

international

Opposition to put pressure on Maduro with “largest rally ever”

The opposition in Venezuela has decided to pile the pressure on the government of Nicolás Maduro by calling for today “the largest rally ever in Venezuela and in the history of our continent,” in...

Catalan trial delayed

Supreme Court states delay is due to sheer number of witness statements to be processed, whilst ERC and Òmnium ask for more time to prepare

USA

Sub-zero cold brings US cities to a halt

Temperatures have reached as low as 40 degrees below zero in Minnesota, in the Midwest of the USA, as winds from the arctic lay waste to the area. The perceived temperature is said to be around minus 56...